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2 months ago


letmypeopleshow:

Have You Seen My Mom’s Sculptures?

She was the only mom I knew who had an accent and a kiln. 

My mom, the Vienna-born Anne Cembalest, left us in May at the age of 90. Here she is with some of her trompe l’oeil ceramic sculptures, which she fired in our basement and painted in acrylic at a small table in my bedroom. The bottom photo shows one of her proudest moments, when the legendary Gene Moore put her works in Tiffany’s windows, adorning them with bejeweled bugs. 

Mom sold her eye-fooling vessels, bursting with apples, onions, and other fare and sometimes embellished with real sesame seeds and scallion tops, at crafts fairs around Long Island and in galleries including Incorporated on Madison Avenue. I am starting to assemble an inventory. If anyone comes across an Anne Cembalest clay cornucopia, pickle jar, fruit basket, or cheese plate, I’d love to see a photo. 

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3 months ago


letmypeopleshow:

The #ARTnewsshelfie hashtag is taking off!

Laurie Simmons, Jerry Saltz, Xu Bing, and other art insiders took shelf portraits to celebrate the launch of
the ARTnews.com
summer reading roundup! Check out the #artnewsshelfie hashtag on Instagram and post your own!

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4 months ago

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5 months ago


letmypeopleshow:

Cat Art Gets Tough—the Mysterious, Powerful, and Divine Feline Creatures of Jill Levine
Inspired by Mexican art and archeology, ancient cylinder seals, cartoon animation, and more, Jill Levine creates sculptures that are somewhere between totem, mask, and mascot. To create the works in her current show at New York’s Hionas Gallery, she sculpted styrofoam, molded the figures using plaster-dipped gauze and modeling compound, and then painted them in oil. Distant relatives of Hello Kitty, these magical, commanding felines are nothing less than divine. 

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5 months ago

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6 months ago


letmypeopleshow:

Glazed and confused? The funky, bulging, buckling, elegant, astonishing, comical, captivating ceramic sculptures of Kathy Butterly will knock your socks off

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6 months ago


letmypeopleshow:

Best Cat Art in New York’s Art Fairs Week

From top: Sarah McEneaney at Tibor de Nagy in the Art ShowSarah McEneaney at Tibor de Nagy in the Art Show; Romare Bearden at June Kelly at the Art Show; Leonora Carrington at Mary-Anne Martin in the Art Show; Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe in “Panopticum" at Robert Miller Gallery; Michael Caines at Mulherin in VoltaKarin Gulbran at White Columns; Janet Fish at DC Moore Gallery; Scott Michael Ackerman at Berlin in Fountain Art Fair; Scott Michael Ackerman at Berlin in Fountain Art Fair.

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